Director: Bharat Ramratnam, MD

Provide a central hub of resources to investigators for research support and facilities

The Clinical Resources and Facilities Core facilitates collaboration among researchers from various disciplines and institutions and works to ensure that best practices, uniform approaches, and cost effective solutions are implemented into health care systems across the state.

Specific aims:

  1. Offer project management and protocol support services to enhance the level of practice and sophistication of clinical and translational research and clinical trials in Rhode Island
  2. Eliminate obstacles to clinical and translational research and clinical trials by offering education and a resource venue to investigators 
  3. Provide a Clinical Research Center venue and associated services to clinical and translational researchers across academic and hospital systems in Rhode Island

About the Clinical Research Center

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) represents a commitment by the Lifespan hospital system, Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, Care New England and other statewide research institutions to share resources and develop a centralized hub of support for clinical and translational research in Rhode Island.

The CRC is staffed by a team of highly trained research personnel who include clinical research coordinators, registered nurses, a medical technologist, and a phlebotomist. 

Investigators seeking CRC services have access to regulatory support, subject recruitment, space and support for study visits, specimen collection, and biobanking.

The CRC is located in the Coro Research Building of Lifespan Hospital. It occupies 2,617 square feet and includes five multi-purpose and adaptable examination rooms, all of which can be staged to suit a specific clinical study.

Related Services:

Project management
IRB and IACUC application and submission assistance
Study visit support and facilities
Specimen collection and processing